It wasn’t too many years ago that portable music for me meant carrying around a personal CD player.
That CD player sat neatly in the back pocket of my cycling jerseys and each day I’d cycle off to work with a CD in the player and another CD in another pocket for the ride home. That would give me a choice of about 20 songs each day.
How things change.
Pauline gave me an orange 8GB iPod Nano for Christmas, replacing my aging 4GB iPod Mini. It’s so incredibly small and light that it feels as if it weighs nothing.
Instead of the daily choice of 20 songs that I used to have on the old CD player, I currently have 1 581 songs loaded to the iPod with room for several more albums. I’m also subscribed to a couple of podcasts. With the extra room now available I’m wondering what other podcasts I might add to the list.
The new iPod also has a colour screen and I spent a bit of time last night loading lots of album covers to iTunes. I can now scroll through the album art on the screen to choose my music. I haven’t yet downloaded any videos or photos to the iPod but that’s something else I can do.
I’m sure it’s not just me who gets blown away at how fast technology changes. What new technology boggles your mind?
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